RC106 MayJune2023 - Magazine - Page 40
EVENTS & EVENTS
Pomerleau announced Philippe Adam as the company’s CEO. This
appointment launches a transition process during which Pierre and
Francis Pomerleau will gradually withdraw from their operational roles
before Adam takes up his new duties in August 2023. Adam joined
Pomerleau in 2021 as EVP and CFO. As part of his duties, he is also president
of Pomerleau Capital, the company’s private investment fund specializing in
infrastructure and renewable energies.
Brown and Caldwell announced the promotion of vice president
Dave Bergdolt to Western Canada area leader. Bergdolt brings three
decades of water and wastewater infrastructure and treatment
experience to help clients in the region overcome environmental
and water-related challenges. Having joined the firm 15 years ago, Bergdolt has led
numerous highly technical projects from conceptual planning through construction
and startup. Projects have included wastewater facility expansions and upgrades,
water quality improvements, sustainable water supplies, and sewer system
CIMA+ announced the appointment of David Murray, P. Eng. as COO.
Murray has been a partner at CIMA+ since 2008. He is currently the
firm’s SVP, Energy and Resources. He is also served as director of
the CIMA+ offices in the Eastern Township region of Quebec. He will
pursue his functions in this role until June 2023. Murray has been involved in various
committees over the years, including the Governance and Ethics Committee.
The Association de la construction du Québec (ACQ) – Quebec region
has appointed Caroline Potvin as general manager. She spent the
past 12 years working for non-profit organizations such as the Salon
Carrière Formation de Québec and the Barreau de Québec. From
2019 to 2021, she was administrator of the Association of professionals in exhibition
of Quebec (APEQ). Potvin holds a bachelor’s degree in education and a university
certificate in management.
Infrastructure BC has promoted George Kyriakelis to the position
of assistant vice president, Transportation. Kyriakelis has been with
Infrastructure BC since 2013, previously holding the position of
project director, focusing on the health, transportation, and energy
sectors. Before joining Infrastructure BC, he worked with Peter Kiewit Infrastructure
Group in various management capacities on some of the largest transportation
projects in B.C., including the Port Mann Highway 1 signature span, the Pitt River
Bridge, and the Sea to Sky Highway Improvement DBFO projects.
Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance (OSTA) has named Steven Crombie
as its new chair. The organization represents companies that employ
over 100,000 skilled tradespeople across Ontario including those
who build transit, hospitals, bridges and homes. “With Ontario’s
labour shortage at an all-time high, it’s more important than ever to break down
every barrier that prevents workers from achieving their career goals in the skilled
trades,” said Crombie.
Jean-Christian (JC) Dupont
AECOM announced the appointment of Jean-Christian (JC) Dupont
as client account manager for the Department of National Defence
(DND), Defence Construction Canada, and the defence and security
industry in the Canada region. Before joining AECOM, Dupont
was director of business development for C-CORE, a not-for-profit research and
development business based in St-John’s Newfoundland. Immediately prior to that
he held the same role with Serco Canada Inc. in Ottawa.
Moses Structural Engineers announced the appointment of Mark
Prescott as associate—Structural Designer. He brings his U.K. and
British Columbia experience with him and has been an integral part
of the team since his arrival in Toronto. Always forward thinking,
among Prescott’s many attributes is his ability to make sure the company is up to
date on the latest code changes and standards in North America.
Settimo Vilardi has been named new president of the Council of
the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), regulating body for the
province’s architecture profession. Previously the chair of the Windsor
Region Society of Architects (WRSA), Vilardi served last year as the
OAA’s senior vice president and treasurer. The principal and co-owner of Archon
Architects Incorporated, Vilardi has more than 25 years of experience leading a
variety of residential, institutional, commercial, industrial, and civic projects.
Morrison Hershfield announced the appointment of Bassam Hamwi,
M.Eng., P.Eng., MITE, to vice president, Transportation Planning.
Hamwi has delivered award-winning solutions in the traffic, transit
and transportation infrastructure sectors for over 30 years, and his
leadership has been instrumental in the success of the firm. Bassam has also been
a tireless contributor to transportation industry organizations such as TAC, CITE, ATIS
Emma Vanier has been named as manager of Infrastructure for the
City of Cornwall. She joined the City in 2018 as the municipal engineer
within the Infrastructure Department. Vanier has been instrumental
in transitioning the department to AutoCAD Civil 3D and has led the
design of the City’s linear infrastructure capital projects over the last number of years.
As the new manager of Infrastructure, she will be responsible for capital planning,
project design and construction management for the City’s linear infrastructure.
RENEW CANADA – MAY/JUNE 2023
Pierre Pichet has joined WSP as executive vice president, Project
Delivery, Canada. In this role, he will be responsible for ensuring
world-class excellence and leadership in WSP’s project delivery.
He brings to WSP his rich experience in strategic business
transformation, financial planning, project delivery excellence and strategic sourcing,
gained in the various executive leadership roles over the past 30 years.